daniel arsham: animal architecture‘kangaroo’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

 

 

daniel arsham: animal architecture galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris march 20 – may 7, 2010

 

 

american artist daniel arsham will be showcasing three new bodies of work in his next exhibition at galerie emmanuel perrotin in paris. ‘animal architecture’ will feature gouache animal drawings, push puppets and pixel clouds. the gouache on mylar animal drawings were in particular inspired by etchings of gustave dore and albrecht durer. the piece each uses this traditional etching-like technique to portray pieces of modernist architectural ruins next to animals and lush nature. the animals in each piece are used by arsham to portray what he calls a ‘post-human quality’. each is positioned looking at the architectural elements, appearing perplexed and intrigued by them. along with this series, arsham will also present sculptures replicating push puppets from his childhood and clouds made from coloured balls used as individual pixels

daniel arsham: animal architecture ‘donkey’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

 

daniel arsham: animal architecture ‘owl’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

 

daniel arsham: animal architecture ‘fox’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

 

daniel arsham: animal architecture ‘ostrich’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar) courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris